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Reservoir Dogs Film Review


"Reservoir Dogs" is one of the most popular movies that made by the most influential filmmaker "Quentin Tarantino". Tarantino is an Academy Award winning filmmaker. His most of the films are characterized by non linear story lines with extended character dialogues and more on blood and violence. He began his career as an Independent filmmaker with the release of Reservoir Dogs. His well known movies are "Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Four Rooms, Kill Bill 1, Kill Bill 2, The Hateful Eight, Inglorious Basterds, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, From Dusk Till Dawn, She's Funny That Way, Diary Of The Dead, Planet Terror, Death Proof, Grindhouse, God Said 'Ha!', Jackie Brown, Destiny Turns on the Radio" and many other movies.


A crime boss hires six criminals for a jewelry heist, who are strangers to each other. They are very confident about thier robbery and the success of it. But when the police show up, the group members get panicked and two of them are killed in the subsequent shootout. Others gathered to a warehouse and suspect each other that one of them is an undercover cop. The storyline of the movie is very basic. But if you look closely how tarantino tell this specific story, it's Amazing. You maybe heard his stories already. But you may have never seen how he brings down his screenplay to the screen.

Cinematography, Lighting and Editing 

When it comes to the technical part of the movie or the production phase of a movie, it is another main point just like writing a screenplay. To make such a movie that the audience can entertain and engaged at the same time, is not an easy task to do as a filmmaker. And this movie was Quentin Tarantino's first released feature film.

The cinematographer of the movie is "Andrej Sekula" who was nominated for many awards including BAFTA Film Awards and won another award for cinematography. His well known movies are "Pulp Fiction, American Psycho, Cube 2 : Hypercube, The Pleasure Drivers, Fait Accompli, Concubine of Shanghai, Jackboys : Jackboys, Speed kills, Lord Of Shanghai" and many other movies.

The gaffer of the movie is "Greg R. McCullough" who has worked as a gaffer in many feature films. His well known movies are "Remote Control, Chinatown Connection, Best Seller, Philadelphia Experiment II, Three of Hearts, Pray of the Chameleon, Keaton's Cop, Marians Go Home, Diamond Ninja Force, Dennis The Menace, Slow Burn" and many other movies.

The editor of the movie is "Sally Menke" who has won 12 awards and 23 nominations including Academy Awards. Her well known movies are "Kill Bill 1, Kill Bill 2, Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, All the Pretty Horses, Peacock, Death Proof, Grindhouse, D.C Smalls, Daddy and Them, Jackie Brown, Nightwatch, Mulholland and Falls, Four Rooms" and many other movies.

Acting and Casting 

When Tarantino cast for main roles in a movie he usually use the same actors for many films. And he likes to play with those actors who acted in his movies before and try new things with them and create some performances that the audience have never seen before. And yes, it's hard to get role in a Tarantino movie.

The Casting director of the movie is "Ronnie Yeskel" has won 4 awards and has nominated for 7 awards including Primetime Emmy Awards. Her well known movies are "The sessions, Pulp Fiction, Igby Goes Down, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Resurrectionists, Bean, Kill Your Darlings, Four Dogs Playing Poker, Nailed, Montana" and many other films.